🎉 Happy anniversary KDE! For this occasion, I painted this artwork (using #krita on #kubuntu, of course).
→ The party continues on 25years.kde.org/

2.3.3 (from the modern series) was released. It fixes the keyserver and WKD access to servers with the slightly odd new Let's Encrypt TLS certification chain. And windows users can try the new faster storage of pubkeys. lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnup (A must have for people using the 2.3.x series.:))

For the upcoming children book "Ada & Zangemann - a fairy tale about software, skateboards, and ice cream" please help gathering resources for how to learn programming with #FreeSoftware for children:


Framasoft published this morning a donation campaign for 2022. I had the honor to fully illustrate it. You can flip more than thirty illustrated cards and discover this way this not-for-profit org.
Framasoft is really important to me. Pls support them💜

2.2.32 (LTS) fixes an important piece of validation when using keyservers or WKD with websites that use Let's encrypt certificates. Either go to GnuPG 2.2.32 or remove an outdated intermediate certificate from Let's encrypt from your system cert store. See dev.gnupg.org/T5639 and lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnup

>> At least $11.3tn in wealth is held offshore [..] “This is money that is being lost to treasuries around the world and money that could be used to recover from Covid,” Ryle said. “We’re losing out because some people are gaining. It’s as simple as that. It’s a very simple transaction that’s going on here.”<< theguardian.com/news/2021/oct/

Recently GNU/Linux does not know what it wants:
mkdir directory/
ln -s directory/ link-my-dir
rm link-my-dir/
rm: cannot remove 'link-my-dir/': Is a directory
rmdir link-my-dir/
rmdir: failed to remove 'link-my-dir/': Not a directory


Seems we are near of getting a JIT for the Javascript platform with the Bangle.js 2 crowdfunding (this is a software hackable wrist watch) It has a gps/glonass chip.

Looking for pub-keyservers? spider.pgpkeys.eu tries to list new active ones, now including those with the new hockeypuck software. Can be used with . (spider.pgpkeys.eu/graphs even has a graph). Done on a best-effort basis by andrewg.com, see lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnup

Over the summer 2.3.2 (the new release series) pushed many smaller features further in August. Discovery of pubkeys is improved. So are the hardware tokens. Entered passwords can now be checked against patterns. lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnup

German language:
Zug fahren: Ride a train
zu g'fahren: drive to
zu Gefahren: about dangers
zu gefahren: driven towards

And now add dialect to the mix:

zua gfohrn: driven under the influence
zua zuag gfohrn: riding a train under the influence

To inspire the younger generation to #softwarefreedom, the #FSFE is organising the coding competition ‘Youth Hacking 4 Freedom' (#YH4F) for teenagers. The winners receive a cash prize and a trip to #Brussels


"#OpenSlides ist 10 Jahre! Die erste Veranstaltung mit OpenSlides lief im September 2011. Seit dem ist es zunehmend bunter geworden... 🎉🥳"
(von twitter.com/openslides/status/)

CIA officials under Trump discussed assassinating Julian – Yahoo News report says.


>>Barry Pollack, Assange’s US lawyer,[..] told Yahoo News: “As an American citizen, I find it absolutely outrageous that our government would be contemplating kidnapping or assassinating somebody without any judicial process simply because he had published truthful information.<<

(Remember the United Nations Special Rapporteur says is being psychologically tortured.)

Just signed scientistswarning.forestry.ore . (Please also consider it, if you are a scientst!) Looking at the graphs in the article showing the developing over 40 years without much effect of countermeasures is depressing. However as the article says: "To secure a sustainable future, we must change how we live [..] The good news is that such transformative change, with social and economic justice for all, promises far greater human well-being than does business as usual."

The city of #Magdeburg, Germany, has recently opened a public tender and has asked companies to hand in their biddings for a possibly 100% #OpenSource #school IT solution. I am considering to hand in a quote for #DebianEdu. Are there #Debian admins here on the Fediverse that can imagine joining into this effort as part of the team? If so, please get in touch! Thanks!

During the last weeks I was "checked" several time about my Covid Status. Almost all people just looked at my QR code.

If you use #CovPassCheck (from F-droid without proprietary dependencies) you can really check the status: f-droid.org/de/packages/de.rki

@e_mydata It seems that all fair smartphone options are sold out for DE/Europe on your esolutions.shop/shop/ Any updates on when to expect them to become available again? Why is the Terracube 2e not shipping to Europe (as myteracube.com/ itself does ship there)? @fairtecEU

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